Todd, Kim, 1970- author.
Presents a social history of women journalists of the Gilded Age who went undercover to champion women's rights and expose corruption and abuse in America.
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos, 1964-
About a boy's quest through the secrets and shadows of postwar Barcelona for a mysterious author whose book has proved as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget.
Hashimi, Nadia, author
Kabul, 1978: ten-year-old Sitara's world is shattered when her entire family is assassinated. Smuggled out of the palace, Sitara is brought to America and takes on a new name - Aryana. New York, 2008: forty years after that fatal night, Aryana's world is rocked again when an elderly patient appears in her examination room - the soldier who saved her, yet may have murdered her entire family. Realizing that she cannot go on without finding the truth, Aryana embarks on a quest that takes her back to Kabul and through shadowy memories of the world she loved and lost.
Harmon, Amy, author
Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather's stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time. The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy's long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman's disappearance is connected to her own. As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland's independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she's willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she'd find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?
Cooney, Kara, author
Explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra--women who ruled with real power. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this kind of access to the highest political office? What was it about these women that allowed them to transcend patriarchal obstacles? What did Egypt gain from its liberal reliance on female leadership, and could today's world learn from its example?
Jenoff, Pam, author
1942. When the Nazis liquidate the Kraków Ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous sewers beneath the city. Ella Stepanek's stepmother has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans, allowing Ella a life of relative ease. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds.